NEWPORT BEACH, Calif.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Safety Net Connect (SNC), a leading provider of innovative web-based healthcare solutions for organizations assisting underserved populations, is pleased to announce that 21 hospitals are now linked with real-time exchange of census data by the eConnect system sponsored by L.A. Care Health Plan (L.A. Care).
“Based on the outcomes of a successful pilot, we began rolling out the eConnect platform to the high-volume hospitals in our network in August of 2015,” explains L.A. Care CEO John Baackes. “Engaging twenty-one institutions in just over a year is a true testament to the value of this kind of data in improving outcomes for our hospital providers. We’re excited to be able to provide a meaningful solution that overcomes common connectivity barriers between systems.”
Hospitals on the L.A. Care eConnect platform will send “real-time” alerts with Health Level-7 Admit Discharge Transfer (HL7 ADT) real-time data exchange. The eConnect platform developed by SNC provides L.A. Care the ability for immediate interaction and intervention along with concurrent review and better care coordination, particularly for post-discharge management – improving quality of care while reducing avoidable readmissions.
“Timely access to actionable data is the essential goal of most any health information technology – but a lack of interoperability between systems and organizations often makes that goal challenging, if not impossible,” says Keith Matsutsuyu, CEO of SNC. “We’re honored to be part of a solution that fully delivers on the promise of HIT – for the provider, the payer and most importantly, the patient.”
About L.A. Care
L.A. Care Health Plan (Local Initiative Health Authority of Los Angeles County) is a public entity and community-accountable health plan serving residents of Los Angeles County through a variety of health coverage programs including L.A. Care Covered™, Medi-Cal,L.A. Care Cal MediConnect Plan, L.A. Care's Healthy Kids and PASC-SEIU Homecare Workers Health Care Plan. L.A. Care is a leader in developing new programs through innovative partnerships designed to provide health coverage to vulnerable populations and to support the safety net. With more than 2 million members, L.A. Care is the nation's largest publicly operated health plan. http://www.lacare.org/
About Safety Net Connect
Since 2009, Safety Net Connect (SNC) has been a leading creator of healthcare technology that makes it easier for providers and institutions to increase access to care, streamline care coordination, promote evidence-based practices, and improve quality. With a mission to improve health equity, SNC has helped public and private healthcare organizations across the nation successfully reach over 5 million low-income, underserved individuals with affordable, effective patient-centered care. For more information, please visit www.safetynetconnect.com